Attending 1st Thursdays at Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) is one of my favorite things to do. It’s always a special event for my fiancé and me because it’s always an anniversary of our first date. So, if you’re looking for something memorable to do with a special date, this is a great idea if you’re both into art, music and/or food.
Every month the front gallery is hung with fantastic art fitting the monthly theme, created by local Central Florida artists. This month the theme was “What in the world?” and featured artists’ interpretation on what that means to them. Some of my favorites included Kim Minichiello’s “Lotus Nocturne,” MPilar Vargas’ “Preservation of a Culture” and Gladiola Sotomayor’s beautiful “Flamenco Dancer.” Many of the artists featured their own cultural heritage and others celebrated their world travels.
As always, they had a local vendor selling some great appetizers. We were pleased they had a vegetarian option. And, the IPA beer is always fun to taste. I went with a nice IPA but there was also a chocolate dark beer that tasted quite nice too. Often there is live music but I believe we arrived too late to hear the live music. There was some nice jazz playing though!
Orlando has so much to offer in the realm of cultural activities; this is just one option that, as you guessed, occurs the first Thursday of every month. To learn more about OMA, please visit their newly redesigned website by clicking here. If I can introduce you to the finer parts of living in Central Florida, please give me a call at 407-236-6559 and let’s go